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5 Things I Know For Sure With Amanda Farmer - If You Leave This Farm Book Tour & Giveaway

5 Things I Know For Sure

Any 5 things you know for sure - can be in life, writing, publishing, marketing, relationships, cooking, wine, absolutely anything you know for sure.

1. Money and power corrupt

2. Unconditional love and acceptance is offered only by a dog

3. The most perfect love is that of a mother for her child

4. The structure of the universe was designed and set in motion by a creator

5. If it doesn’t contain chocolate, it’s not worth eating.

**(Optional)** Author Favorite Recipe:

Readers love to know what Authors love to eat. Please share your favorite recipe and include pictures.

Whoopie Pies

1 cup cocoa 2 teaspoons salt
4 ½ cups sifted flour 1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups sugar 2 egg yolks
1 cup shortening 1 cup sour milk (if you don’t have
mix 1 TBSP vinegar in 1 c. milk)
1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup hot water

Combine all ingredients, mix thoroughly. Drop generous spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 8 minutes. Cool before filling.

2 egg whites, stiffly beaten 4 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons vanilla 4 cup confectioners sugar
4 tablespoon flour 1 ½ cup shortening

Beat egg whites with electric mixer. Gradually add remaining ingredients beating thoroughly at medium speed after each addition. Spread filling over half the amount of baked cookies. Cover filling with remaining cookies to form sandwiches.

Enjoy. Mouthwatering delicious. Made for me by my husband for Valentine’s Day.

Author Bio: The author, Amanda, grew up on the farm and worked together there with her family until the age of 29. She now lives with her husband on a hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. They have one grown daughter. Amanda holds a Master’s Degree in Nurse Anesthesia and currently works in that profession.

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Book Genre: Memoir, Autobiographic
Publisher: Archway Publishing
Release Date: July 2014

Book Description: My book chronicles the story of our move to Minnesota as a family when we are teenagers to farm together. The first year’s catastrophic crop failure sets off a determination by our father to totally control our circumstances and leads to 12 years of struggle by my younger brother and I to leave the farm. Interweaved into the story is our life as Mennonites and the influence that has upon our lives.


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March 19 - Spotlight @ Tea and A Book
March 24 Author Interview at Author C.A.Milson's Blog
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April 3 - Guest Blogging at Lori's Reading Corner
April 6 - Reviewed at The Voluptuous Book Diva

April 7 - Spotlight at Jody's Book Reviews
April 9 - Spotlight FictionZeal
April 13 - Reviewed at Debbie Jean's
April 15 - Spotlight at My Life, Loves, and Passions
April 17 - 5 Things I Know For Sure at CAT Magazine

2 Responses to "5 Things I Know For Sure With Amanda Farmer - If You Leave This Farm Book Tour & Giveaway"

Writing Innovations said...

My husband will be so happy, he LOVES these whoopi pies!

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